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GETTING MARRIED: WILL I LOSE MY SSI BENEFITS?

Getting married, like getting divorced, can effect your disability benefits. How it will effect your benefits depends almost entirely on what kind of benefit you are getting every month. There are two main types of benefits:  Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The SSA can pay you SSDI or SSI…. Read More »

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SHOULDER PAIN & SSDI BENEFITS

CAN SHOULDER PAIN QUALIFY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS? Shoulders are complex joints and can be a source for pain and disability. The shoulder is made up of the arm bone (humerus) and the collarbone (clavicle). The scapula and the clavicle work together to form the glenohumeral joint, which forms a cage around the… Read More »

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WILL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS INCREASE?

In order to know if your Social Security benefits will increase, you need to first understand the basics of your benefits. There are Social Security Disability benefits. Also, there are Supplemental Security Income benefits. Finally, there are retirement benefits. All three of these programs are run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). This article… Read More »

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ENDOCRINE DISORDERS & DISABILITY

WHAT ARE ENDOCRINE DISORDERS? Endocrine disorders are a group of diseases which affect the glands of the endocrine system. Disease can be caused by hormonal imbalance, autoimmune issues, genetic mutations, or environmental factors. The most common endocrine conditions include diabetes, thyroid disease, and obesity. When an endocrine gland is not functioning properly it produces… Read More »

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WHAT IS THE WAIT TIME FOR THE HEARING DECISION?

 WHAT IS THE WAIT TIME TO GET A HEARING? Just a few months ago, in October 2022, it took an average wait time of 13 months to get a hearing. The wait time starts from the date you file your request for hearing to the date of your hearing. There is a long wait… Read More »

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HOW TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR DISABILITY CASE

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR CASE If you need to check the status of your case, you have come to the right place. It can take up to two years to receive benefits after you file your application for SSDI and SSI benefits. Have two or three months gone… Read More »

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HOW TO GET BOTH VETERAN BENEFITS & SSDI BENEFITS

WHAT ARE VETERAN DISABILITY BENEFITS? VA benefits are for veterans who were on active duty in the military and were injured or disabled during their service. Additionally, you can also win benefits if your post service medical condition relates to your time in service. This is true, even if your medical condition arose after… Read More »

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YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK? CAN YOU GET DISABILITY?

HEART ATTACK AND SSDI BENEFITS You had a heart attack and also had severe problems following the attack. For example, you get chest pain when you exert yourself and you need to sleep for two hours every afternoon. Due to your problems, you can’t work and you want to know if you qualify for… Read More »

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MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

WHAT ARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS AND MEDICARE BENEFITS? Medicare Advantage plans are run by private companies and Medicare is run by the federal government. However, both provide health insurance coverage. Everyone needs health insurance and this article should help you understand the differences between Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage Plans. Medicare is a health… Read More »

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AUTISM BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN CHILDREN? Autism benefits are available for children who have Autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a medical condition that affects a child’s nervous system, growth and development. Parents usually notice the symptoms of ASD during their child’s first 3 years of life. For example, some children… Read More »

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REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE & YOUR BENEFITS

WHAT IS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE? A representative payee is a friend, relative, or other interested party that the SSA appoints to protect the interests of the person who is being paid Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. More than eight million people, who get monthly SSDI and SSI payments, need… Read More »

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MIGRAINES & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT ARE MIGRAINE HEADACHES? Migraines are not just a headache. Migraines are a severe headache that often comes with nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. However, migraine symptoms are different for everyone. But, they are known to be vascular headaches that create serious head pain. The head pain is caused by the activation of nerve… Read More »

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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS WINS BENEFITS

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS? There are many ways to define ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune disorder. However, it is also an inflammatory arthritic disorder and a rheumatic disease. Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition that can affect various areas of the body, such as the heart, the eyes, the lungs, and kidneys…. Read More »

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DISABLED? CAN YOU GET FORGIVENESS OF STUDENT LOAN DEBT?

STUDENT LOAN DEBT AND DISABILITY Student loan debt is almost impossible to pay if you have a disability that keeps you from working. In fact, it is a huge problem to pay any bills when you cannot work due to a severe mental or physical medical condition. Probably, you are going to want to… Read More »

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SSD BENEFITS FOR RECURRENT ARRHYTHMIAS

RECURRENT ARRHYTHMIAS:  WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE HEART? Recurrent arrhythmias is a condition that affects the normal beating of the heart. The heart has a natural rhythm that is created by the sinoatrial node or the SA node. This rhythm is generated by a group of cells in the right… Read More »

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ADDISON’S DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS ADDISON’S DISEASE? Addison’s disease is a medical condition in which your adrenal glands don’t produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. The adrenal glands are small glands that are located on top of each of your kidneys. These glands play a very important role in your health because they produce hormones that… Read More »

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HEMOPHILIA DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS HEMOPHILIA? Hemophilia is a medical condition that causes excessive bleeding due to a deficiency of clotting agents in the blood. Because the blood doesn’t clot normally, people with hemophilia who have a minor cut or bruise can lose a lot of blood. Hemophilia can also cause nosebleeds and bleeding in the gums… Read More »

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SSI BENEFITS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT ARE SSI BENEFITS? SSI benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. SSI benefits do not come from Social Security taxes. The goal of the SSI program is to provide a monthly payment that helps disabled people, those who are blind, and who also… Read More »

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SSI BENEFITS FOR LOW BIRTH WEIGHT INFANTS

WHAT IS LOW BIRTH WEIGHT FOR AN INFANT? Low birth weight infants are eligible to receive SSI payments as soon as you apply for the benefit. The SSA will begin monthly payments and pay for up to six months while they make a decision on your application. They do this because the SSA considers… Read More »

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DOWN SYNDROME & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME? Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. However, babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21. The medical term for having an extra copy of a chromosome is ‘trisomy.’ Therefore,… Read More »

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MENIERE’S DISEASE & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS MENIERE’S DISEASE? Meniere’s disease is a rare disorder of the inner ear. The inner ear controls your balance and hearing. If you have a disorder of your inner ear, then it is likely you will suffer hearing loss. Along with hearing loss, Ménière’s disease also causes dizziness and loss of balance. If… Read More »

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BONE FRACTURES & DISABILITY BENEFITS

CAN YOU GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BONE FRACTURES? Bone fractures and broken bones normally heal in a matter of a couple of months. Therefore, it can be difficult to get disability benefits for bone fractures. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits and SSI benefits, you must have a medical condition that… Read More »

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PULMONARY EMBOLISM & DISABILITY

WHAT IS A PULMONARY EMBOLISM? A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot in the lungs. This can occur when the blood vessels that supply blood to the lungs become blocked. First, the blood clot forms in the legs or the pelvic area. Next, the clot travels to your lungs. When a blood clot… Read More »

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EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME (EDS)? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of more than one genetic condition. These conditions affect the connective tissues in your body. Because there are different forms of the syndrome, symptoms differ for each person. If you need SSDI benefits due to your EDS, contact Cannon Disability Law today. Ehlers-Danlos… Read More »

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SICKLE CELL DISORDERS & DISABILITY

WHAT IS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA? Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a blood disorder that can result in being unable to work. Cannon Disability Law can help you win SSD benefits if you have sickle cell disorder. Contact us today for a free consultation. If you have sickle cell anemia, then your  body creates red… Read More »

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LIVER CANCER & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS LIVER CANCER? Liver cancer occurs when your liver cells divide aggressively and multiply, creating tumors. If these tumors are in your liver, then you have liver cancer. In the United States, each year more than 40,000 people are found to have liver cancer. Worldwide, more than 800,000 people each year are diagnosed with… Read More »

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COVID & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Over 1 million people have died of Covid-19 in the United States. Worldwide, that figure is currently over 6 million deaths. The impact on everyone cannot be overstated. In addition to losing lives, good health, and jobs, people had trouble managing stress. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has a much higher effect on the disability community. Individuals… Read More »

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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS & SSD BENEFITS

CAN YOU COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND ALSO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS? Many people collect unemployment benefits after they lose a job. Sometimes, people file for unemployment benefits, thinking they will soon return to work. However, they then realize a disability is going to prevent them from returning to work. When you collect… Read More »

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CHILDHOOD CEREBRAL PALSY & SSI BENEFITS

Childhood cerebral palsy SSI benefits are available for children through the Social Security Administration. In order to receive SSI benefits, you child’s cerebral palsy symptoms must be severe. For example, their cerebral palsy would effect them physically, but may also give them trouble doing things that other children can do with ease. Perhaps they… Read More »

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ACUTE LEUKEMIA & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Acute Leukemia is a rapidly progressing cancer that qualifies you for Social Security disability benefits. Acute Leukemia starts when a cell changes and becomes a leukemia cell. Because it no longer matures the way it should, it grows out of control. Often, it divides to make new cells faster than normal. Leukemia cells also don’t… Read More »

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